Tuesday, May 02, 2006


In a new book, the big golfer from Arkansas says he's lost close to $60 million to gambling. In 12 years. The autobiography -- John Daly: My Life In and Out of the Rough -- is due out May 8.

According to Sports Illustrated:
He told one story of earning $750,000 when he lost in a playoff to Tiger Woods last fall in San Francisco at a World Golf Championship. Instead of going home, he drove to Las Vegas and says he lost $1.65 million in five hours playing mostly $5,000 slot machines.

"If I don't get control of my gambling, it's going to flat-out ruin me," he says in the book, co-written with Glen Waggoner and published by HarperCollins. The book got the attention of PGA Tour headquarters, and commissioner Tim Finchem met with Daly on Monday at the Wachovia Championship in Charlotte, N.C.Finchem said the book does not violate PGA Tour regulations, although "it is clear that he continues to be concerned about and grapple with significant personal challenges."
Excluding endorsements, Daly has earned $8.9 million playing golf.

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